It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
&mdash René Descartes
Sustainable Solutions in Critical Thinking
You have a thousand great ideas...
Your team is assembled...
Now how do you bring all those ideas down to earth and make them happen?
Perceive · Differentiate · Analyze · Synthesize
Personnel Training & Consulting Services
Turn great ideas into workable goals and repeatable success: T·A·O personnel training in Critical Thinking focuses upon mode, method, and effectiveness, of preparation, interaction, application and management, smoothing operations and providing practical and evaluative methods to keep it that way.
- Techniques for group interaction, planning, development and effective action
- Solutions to identify & track problems, successes and interactive patterns
- Long-term training and evaluation services available
The Importance of Critical Thinking &mdash Thinking is an innate and fundamental aspect of the human mind. Critical Thinking is an essential, acquired skill. To generate great ideas is a first step: to be successful, great ideas must work in the Real World. Accomplishing creative goals within the confines of real-world limitations requires practical, consistent methods, and these all begin with effective thinking.
Threshold Arts & Oneiros
offers a variety of Instructional and Evaluative Services for individuals and organizations, focussing upon practical training and specific application of Critical Thinking Skills derived from the science of creative/cognitive psychology.
- Basic Individualized Instruction for Executives, Managers, and Group Leaders
- Group Instructional Seminars for Management Groups and Personnel Training
- Open Public Courses for Everyone &mdash reduced-cost, open-enrollment classes in the practical art and science of Critical Thinking through local Community Education Programs in Minnesota. (See your local Community Education course catalog for cost & availability).
- Contracted Consulting Services incorporating discounted individual and group instruction, with ongoing statistical & evaluative support
Beyond Trouble-Shooting &mdash
Integration is the key to solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of clients. T·A·O addresses the root causes of unproductive thinking, ineffectual problem-solving, and the cascading problems that result. Rather than simply "trouble-shooting" to simply smooth
out the trouble spots (a stop-gap method that serves only to patch problems which will ultimately resurface) T·A·O integrates the science of creative thought and problem solving methods directly into the core of operations and activities.
|Foundational||Improve productivity from the outset:
Addresses the common, basic group stumbling blocks: aimlessness, inertia, negative mindsets, task burnout (fizzle), subjectivity, out-of-step (unsynchronized) members and presumption.
|Unifying||Build dynamic personnel interaction:
Overcomes the hazards of an "over-competitive workplace": buried talent, hostility, fractured groups, disaffection and turf factions.
|Motivating||Put vitality back into the process:
Addresses the over-expedient "going through the motions" and blind "get it done" attitudes, encouraging full and methodical engagement in the group activity.
|Empowering||Obtain the fullest commitment from the team:
Eliminates the "blame game" and the hang-ups on the euphemistic "they" by instilling "task ownership" and command of its solutions.
|Focusing||Stay on top of the action:
Counters the "drift" that can take a group off-course &mdash tangents, blunders and oversights &mdash by introducing integral Dynamic Evaluation™ a method of real-time reflexive assessment.
Overcomes tendencies for dead-end, single-track approaches to tasks, problems, projects, etc; generating open-ended option with multiple solutions.
|Adaptable||Acquire tools for any application:
As an alternative to cumbersome rote techniques, simplifies group management by providing a universal procedural method adaptable to any group application, activity or situation, from the simplest to the most complex.
|Consistent||Get the best results the first time and every time:
Takes "success" out of the hands of "blind chance" making success a consistent outcome through consistent procedure and clear expectations.
Think Better · Do Better · Be Better